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to cheating on his wife of 38 years, more on the fbi investigation that exposed the allege ad fair with his biographer -- alled affair with his biographer. >> the fiscal cliff countdown, president obama warns congress act or else the united states will see tax hikes, job losses, even a double dip recession. >> new information about a teenager accused of beating and robbing an elderly woman, what helped police track him down and what he told detectives after his arrest. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm will thomas. >>> we begin with david petraeus stepping down in disgrace. >> fox news has learned the cia director resigned after an fbi investigation revealed the retired four star general was having an fair with his biographer. fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> paula broadwell wrote general petraeus' biography. initially the fbi thought petraeus may have been a victim but so far there's been no evidence to back up that concern. cia director general david petraeus step down after 14 months on the job offering president obama his resignation on thursday. it was accept
resigned last week after admitting to an affair and the fbi is investigating if classified information on ben ghazi was given to his mistress, paula broadwell, will? >> so far, fitz, the president is not convinced there was a national security breach, right? >> reporter: that is what he said yesterday, however, as the president also pointed out today, the fbi has not yet concluded this investigation and there are questions as to how this information came into paula broadwell's possession. >> fair enough. tom fitzgerald, thank you for the update. >>> the senate armed services committee is holding a confirmation hear for example president obama's choice for the top commander in afghanistan. general joseph dunford is speaking to the committee, including mccain and lieberman. the many topic, focusing on getting troops out of afghanistan. general dunford believes it can happen in 2014, but senator mccain challenged dunford's credibility. >> that is interesting to me, a guy taking over the command has not been included in those conversations. >> sir, i think i have an understanding of the fr
, was uncovered during and fbi investigation into harassing e-mails. a family friend contacted the fbi about those anonymous threatening e-mails which the fbi then traced to broadwell. lawmaker believe the investigation went on for several months and they are asking why they weren't informed earlier. according to the "washington post," petraeus had visited benghazi to find out what happened in the attack. now, with his sudden resignation, his deputy director will testify instead. >> we have a national security failure along in the making. i do want see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> broadwell is married and has two sons. she first met the general in 2006 and traveled to afghanistan in 2010 to begin writing the book. senator dianne feinstein said she doesn't believe there is a link between the resignation and his scheduled testimony. there will be meeting with congressional intelligence leaders wednesday to discuss the affair and the fbi investigation. >> thank you. >>> the man accused of being
. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on the campaign trail, he may be pressed to further splaen exactly what his administration new. and that approaching fiscal cliffs. tax cuts hitting at the end of the year. >> and we've known about this fiscal cliff for sometime. the president today may stake out a bargaining position. in washington, fox news. >> later today, we'll find out if nancy pelosi will stay on in the house of the representatives. last week democrats did not win the 25 seats needed to take back the house. she hasn't said if she'll keep her post or serve new two year term. >> also on the hill today, a subcommittee will hold a hearing whether the me
force base in tampa. she contacted the fbi about so- called threatening e-mails. that led them to paula broadwell right there, the david petraeus biographer. the fbi discover general petraeus who was director of the cia had an affair with broadwell, so he resigned last week. now enter another four star general, john allen, who is the commander in afghanistan. he's being investigated for what may be inappropriate e- mails with jill kelley, that tampa woman who triggered the whole investigation in the first place. now they deny any wrongdoing. they're both married to other people, but because general allen is being investigated his nomination to become the next supreme allied commander is on hold. >> if the findings are that he's done nothing wrong, they it will be up to the secretary and president to move forward with the nomination. >> now we'll take a closer look at that tampa socialite, jill kelley. remember she alerted the fbi to so-called threatening e-mails from general petraeus' mistress. here's fox's gloria gomez with who is kelley. >> reporter: jill kelley was known as an extra
. >> more details about the investigation into his affair. and melanie is live in the news room. the fbi may have known for quite some time. >> that's right. been investigating since early summer and he didn't have anything to do with these harassing e-mails but aides close to the general have expressed concerns may have had inappropriate access and that is what led to his decision to resign. >> as he closed out his career, paula was often by his side. a level of access that helped launch her one book career. >> i said i'm going to go for it. i'm not sure he took me eriously. >> there may be new questions about whether he knew and disseminated classified information. we now know the fbi was aware of the affair for months. part of an investigation that began from threatening e-mails that was sent to a family member. and there are questions of timing. was the information held until after the election to protect the president? the white house says no but law makers felt blindsided. >> when she's questions came up, i took the action myself to try to find out and then informed my vice chairman an
those additional complications, because it turns out the way the fbi found out about this is because paula broadwell, the mistress, was sending threatening e-mails to another woman, whom she regarded as a threat to her relationship with petraeus. what do you know about that relationship, between the other woman and petraeus? >> well, it is and fbi investigation, that is continuing. i read both the "post" and the times this morning and it is pretty well laid out, i think. i hate to discuss it, except to say there are a number of things that one has to consider, the first of which was there any kind of national security breach. to date, there was not. and, the fbi has briefed me, now i actually wish we had been briefed a little bit earlier. so that the full intelligence committee, one of the things i've tried to do, chris, is bring both sides together. so, my vice chairman saxby chambliss and i share material and work together and that is a very important concept. with neither of us knowing ahead of time, all of this, obviously, comes as a big shock. and we are very much able to keep t
for answers about the fbi investigation and whether paula broadwell had access to classified information. >> a story only seen on fox 5, nursing home neglect, the serious health and safety violations at a local facility that turned deadly in one case. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. we'll begin with police swarming a maryland college campus this afternoon. >> a student made disturbing threatening remarks at rockville montgomery campus. tonight that student? custody. fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> a student was upset over a breakup. he was arrested on the montgomery college campus less than an hour after witnesses reported hearing him make threats. a threat of gun violence on the montgomery college campus in rockville. witnesses said a student commented he felt like shooting people just for fun apparently upset over a recent breakup. >> the witnesses came to the security office and notified them about the statements made. >> reporter: campus security notified rockville police, the two groups swarming the school cinching for the student who mad
is the top commander in afghanistan. and the fbi searching the home of the woman involved. >>> fox 5 morning news continues right now. t now. >>> waking you up here at 6:00 on this tuesday, november 13th with a live look at the woodrow wilson bridge this morning. and it will be wet roadways as you hed out there this morning. keep that in mind as the rush hour and congress back in session. the roads will be packed today. it will be a busy day, everyone. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news and now, let's turn things over to tucker barnes to talk about this weather. >> wet and chilly. let's also mention chilly. it was 70 yesterday and right now, we are 45 degrees. we have lost 25 degrees and we won't rebound a whole lot today. >> basically what you're feeling right now. >> what you see is what you get. get ready for a chilly day. let's get to the radar, show you the shower activity first and that is moving through with our cold front and here is the good news. rain will not last all day. i think it will be out of here at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 this mornin
with the air force base there. she contacted the fbi about anonymous so-called threatening e-mails. the fbi traced the e-mails to paula broadwell, the woman who wrote a biography on general david petraeus. the fbi discovered the two had an affair and petraeus resigned as cia director last friday. now another four star general is being dragged into the sex scandal. general john allen, the man running the war in afghanistan, is being investigated for what may have been potentially inappropriate e-mails with none other than jill kelley, the socialite who sparked the investigation into petraeus in the first place. allen and kelley deny any wrongdoing and the white house backs him up. allen remains president obama's choice to become the supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, but his nomination on hold until the investigation wraps up. >> if the findings are that he's done nothing wrong, then it would be up to the secretary and president to move forward with the nomination. >> a lot of unked an questions. >> well, i think -- unanswered questions. >> well, i think there's some answers
linked to the scandal. as fox's ainsley earhart reports, the fbi is busy with multiple investigations. >> reporter: fbi agents searching the home of paula broadwell, the woman whose affair with general david petraeus led to his resignation as the cia director. the agents went to her house in charlotte, north carolina on monday night. some of the general's former staff members and friends reportedly shocked that this woman was sending e-mails warning jill kelley to stay away from him. now, john allen is under investigation. defense secretary leon pan eight said he ordered an investigation of general allen on monday. the secretary who is a former cia director also talking about general petraeus' resignation. he says, quote, i think he took the right step and i think it is important when you are director of the cia with all the challenges that fess you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. general petraeus was scheduled to testify about the benghazi attacks. >> it is not a coincidence to me. he is the one who probably knows most about what happened or didn't
in afghanistan. >> reporter: the fbi discovered at fair between petraeus and broadwell while the agency was investigating harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. kelley is a long-time friend of petraeus and his wife holly. no word on how kelley and broadwell are connected. >> that is crazy. read about the story in the last few days but i didn't realize people involved were right down the street here. so it is interesting. but it's sad. it's too bad. >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein is chairman. senate intelligence committee. she is calling the fbi's handling of the investigation into question. >> i mean this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it. >> although petraeus has resigned, he may still be called to testify. stify. >>> making headlines this morning, police are still on the hunt for the men wanted in a shooting of a restaurant manager. investigators say the manager of a taco bell confronted some people who were fighting in the parking lot early sunday morning
't testify. >> the fbi was investigating harassing e-mails that bjill kelley. the relationship began in 2010 after she wrote a dissertation about the four-star general. >>> a busy week for president obama as he works to avoid the fiscal cliff. friday, the president is set to hold talks with bipartisan leads are of congress. lawmaker have until january to reach a compromise. >>> new this morning, more than 70 firefighters were called out to battle a house fire in anne arundel county this morning on wild willow way in severn. two adults and a child were in the home. en got out okay. >>> crews in montgomery county were called to a large house fire late last night. this one happened around 11:00 p.m. in dickerson, maryland. the home was destroyed but amazingly, no one was injured. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> also making headlines this morning, governor andrew cuomo lays out just how much help the new york region will need from the federal government to recover from the superstorm as president obama prepares to visit. >>> and investigators in indianapolis still trying to pin
:00. >>> the head of the cia brought down by a dark secret. tonight we are learning how the fbi stumbled upon his extramarital affair. thanks for staying with us. i'm will thomas. the resignation of general david petraeus has left a lot of questions about possible security breaches and the future of the benghazi hearings. fox's nicole collins starts our coverage tonight. >> reporter: cia director general david petraeus stepping down admitting he had an extramarital affair. the retired four star general saying in a letter to cia employees, "such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours." >> he has led america through some very, very difficult times. i think many of us are surprised that these kinds of things happen. >> reporter: the general's affair with his biographer paula broadwell was revealed in the course of an fbi investigation. according to her website, she of embedded with him in afghanistan from july, 2010 to july, 2011. general petraeus has been married for nearly 40 years to holly petraeus. they met when he was a cadet at west point
a brighter spotlight into david patraeus. overnight fbi agents saefrped the home of the alleged mistress with lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. defense secretary penetta says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and for most. >> and as far as general allen is concerned, senior u.s. official says he h done nothing wrong but the investigation continues and they are going through 20 to 30,000 documents just in this case. >> thank you, doug. congress returns to work today. no doubt at the top of the agenda is avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. they have until december 31st to reach a compromise or tax increases and spending cuts will kick in. president obama and vice president biden will find a balanced approach to reduce the federal deficit. >>> and now to a news alert out of the district. former dc council chair qualmie brown will be sentenced on bank charges. >> also ca
erred the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. turn out kelley was in communication with general allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. how did she know him? kelley volunteered to organize social events for senior officers at her home near mcdill air force base in tampa. the e-mails between general allen and kelley are said to be flirtatious and owe tensionally embarrassing but officials with knowledge of the e-mails say they were not sexually ex- police sit and did not offer any evidence of an affair. but, now, general allen's nomination to lead nato is in limbo. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap and leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: for the first time sin the scandal broke, president obama weighed in on general david petraeus. >> he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanist
: the scandal embroiled afghanistan commander general john allen. when asked if the fbi should have revealed the investigation to him in the country prior to the election, the president withheld judgement. >> it's possible had we been told, you would be sitting here asking me a question why were you interfering in a criminal investigation. >> reporter: on the fiscal cliff the country faces at the end of the year, the president insisted he would not extend cuts for well -- for the wealthy and demanded that middle class tax cuts get extended now. >> i am confident folks in both parties can make that happen. what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% we can't afford and, according to economists, we'll have the least positive impact on our economy. >> reporter: the president grew emotional when asked about republicans who have blasted u.n. ambassador susan rice for her comments on the benghazi attack, adding it would not affect her possible nomination as secretary of state. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was maki
gallagherreports. >> jill kelley is the florida socialite who triggered the fbi investigation into then cia director david petraeus. some 20,000 edmonton mails were uncovered between general john allen and kelley. the president has faith in the general. >> the president has put on hold his nomination pending the investigation of general allen's conduct. the president has nominated general dunford to be the next commander. >> reporter: jill kelley has found herself in the center of this. she has requested help. >> i don't know if by any chance because i'm he and honorary consul general so they should not be on my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> reporter: those who know kelley are also speaking out. >> if you know my sister the way i do, she is number one a mother and number two a wife. for anybody to paint her other than that is completely wrong. >> if jill made a complaint to the fbi, you can be sure that somebody really went over the line with her. >> reporter: officials who have read the e-mails between kelley and allen say they were n
. we now know the identity of the fbi agent who first saw the e- mail exchanges between petraeus' mistress paula broadwell and tampa socialite jill kelley. his name is frederick humphries. he alerted his superiors about the e-mails which then led to the investigation that uncovered the affair. >>> let's take it outside now, plenty of clouds today, kept the temperatures pretty cool. here's live look outside tonight from northwest d.c. will the sunshine break through tomorrow? let's check in with sue palka and find out. >> i think we will have a nice sunny end to our workweek, but we have clouds hanging around tonight and down toward the northern neck and lower southern maryland we're actually seeing maybe some indication of light rain with sleet. you can see it here, a lot of clouds still hanging around the area. this is coming from a weak disturbance well down to the south. i don't think this precipitation will get much further north, but keeping an eye on places like montrose and just to the west of st. george island. perhaps that orange and yellow is a little sleet mixing with
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